SLO REP GENERAL AUDITIONS- 2021-2022 Thank you so much for signing up for general auditions at SLO REP. Please time out your audition material carefully. We will be keeping a strict schedule and will cut you off if you go over the requested time. Thank you! HOW THE AUDITIONS WORK When you complete the online registration prior to auditions, you will have the opportunity to list your show/character preferences. All actors will be considered for all available roles for all productions/readings unless you note that you are not interested in specific plays on your audition sheet. Please look at the performance dates carefully to make sure that you are available. Actors with extensive rehearsal conflicts will not be considered. Auditions may be videotaped. These tapes will only be used internally for the purpose of casting performances/readings at the SLO REP. Please bring a current photograph of yourself (8 x 10 preferred) and an updated theatrical resume which includes all relevant training. Please show up at least 10 minutes before your scheduled audition and be ready to go at your scheduled time. Check in the audition stage manager as soon as you arrive. If you do not have a current resume (including all training) you will be asked to fill out a resume form when you arrive. Please show up early to give yourself enough time to do this before your scheduled slot.. WHAT TO PREPARE All actors must prepare: 1 monologue (1-2 minutes) All actors who would like to be considered for a musical must prepare: 32 bars (90-120 seconds) of a song from a musical. An accompanist WILL NOT be provided. Please bring your pre-recorded music with you. We will have a CD player and a normal headphone jack (for an mp3 player or phone) connected to an amp for your use in the room. While we discourage actors from auditioning A Capella (without music), all auditions will be permitted. You may be asked to sing some scales or other exercises by our musical director. PLEASE TIME YOUR AUDITION To ensure that we stay on schedule, we will be very strict about the 5 minute time limit. Cut your materials to give yourself adequate time to transition between pieces without rushing. ABOUT THE ROOM: all auditions will take place at the San Luis Obispo Repertory Theatre. The room will have the following people in it: Kevin Harris, Managing Artistic Director Suzy Newman, Director, The Children AFTER THE AUDITIONS After consulting with the individual show directors, the SLO REP will begin offering roles to the selected actors no later than January 31, 2022. Please keep in mind that actors may be offered roles for more than one production/reading. We ask for your patience during this complicated process (we cannot contact some actors until we find out if other actors accept/reject their offers.) All offers will be out by March 15, 2022 (if you have not heard from us by that date, you have not been cast.) If dance/acting callbacks are required after the general audition, those actors will be notified. Please email Kevin Harris at email@example.com if you have any questions. SLO REP’s GOAL: To maintain a positive, professional work setting which allows and encourages an individual’s creativity and artistic collaboration, recognizes and protects the vulnerability of these processes and provides a safe and respectful environment where individuals feel comfortable in identifying harmful words and/or actions. ACCESS NEEDS Definition: access need - anything that an individual requires in order to participate and learn. Every person has access needs, but all are not universal. Action: give an opportunity to share your access need(s) with the group indicating that you need help or are attending to them yourself. This is optional. You may also share privately so that your need can be accommodated. SLO REP’s Responsibility and Intention: To listen to needs of employees and provide the appropriate accommodation to the best of our ability. This may require collaboration with you to help us understand how accommodations may be satisfactorily achieved. SLO REP’s Appeal to You: Publicly or privately, inform SLO REP of your access need and what may be required to feel that you can participate fully. EQUITY AND ANTI-RACISM Definition: equity – 1) the quality of being fair or impartial; fairness; impartiality; 2) something that is fair and just Definition: antiracism – 1) a belief or doctrine that rejects the supremacy of one racial group over another and promotes racial equality in society; 2) a belief or practice that recognizes pervasive racism in society, and actively combats racial prejudice and discrimination in order to promote racial justice and equality SLO REP’s Responsibility and Intention: To keep an awareness of equity in all areas and identify current and future opportunities to make changes to more equitable practices; to promote and practice antiracism, continually moving practices and all involved in the organization toward integration of antiracism. SLO REP Racial Equity Statement Theatre plays a critical role in shaping our culture and our community, and has a responsibility to enact positive change through its work, practices, educational programs and policies. We at SLO REP acknowledge that our organization is predominantly white, existing within a predominantly white community, and that we operate within a society of long-standing racist and oppressive systems. Recognizing that silence and neutrality are actions of complicity, we commit ourselves to being an actively anti-racist organization that is welcoming to all. We make these commitments to you and to ourselves. We invite our artists, audiences and colleagues to hold us accountable. Action: We welcome you to speak up when words or actions are harmful or discriminatory. You may do so in the moment where participants can acknowledge and resolve the issue before moving on, or at a later time with a SLO REP staff member. SLO REP’s Responsibility and Intention: To conduct anti-discriminatory practices in all areas of operation, to recognize and acknowledge failures and correct any harm done, to prevent further harm, to continue learning to recognize discriminatory behaviors and systems. SLO REP’s Appeal to You: To bring attention to harm that occurs. SLO REP does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. SELF-IDENTIFICATION Definition: self-identification - the act of identifying yourself as a particular kind of person; the attribution of certain characteristics or qualities to oneself; the assignment of a particular characteristic or categorization to oneself; describing oneself as belonging to a particular category or group Action: To give all participants an opportunity to share personal identification and how they would liked to be addressed by others. SLO REP Responsibility and Intention: To recognize and respect every individual’s self- identity. SLO REP’s Appeal to You: To make others aware of how you would like to be addressed. SAFETY Your safety is highest priority. If you ever feel unsafe during rehearsal or performances, or encounter an unsafe situation while at 888 Morro Street, please alert someone in management/administration. This includes situations that may arise with the public who visit SLO REP. OPEN DOOR POLICY You are an important part of SLO REP, and we want to hear concerns about harassment, safety, or a negative environment, and also welcome discussion on any topic to get to know you better. Concerns in the rehearsal room may be reported to the Director of the production or the Managing Artistic Director, Kevin Harris. If you do not feel comfortable reporting to either of those individuals, other avenues are available. THE CHILDREN By Lucy Kirkwood The Children is set in 'a small cottage on the east coast', where Hazel and Robin, two retired nuclear scientists in their mid-sixties, are living. A recent disaster at the local power station where they used to work has devastated the area and they live under the threat of radiation pollution. Electricity and water are rationed and they keep a Geiger counter to check for signs of radiation. However, Hazel is determined to preserve some semblance of normality and live the healthiest life she possibly can. So, Robin now farms, while Hazel practices yoga and devours salad. But when Rose, a former colleague whom they haven’t seen for 38 years, suddenly turns up, she disrupts their precariously ordered existence. Rose is determined that they must fix the problems they have caused for the next generation, even if it means certain death. Exploring issues of accountability, guilt, and morality, Lucy Kirkwood’s three-hander presents a very real, post-nuclear world. Rehearsals: April 5- 28, 2022 Performances: April 29- May 15, 2022 (14 total shows) Characters: ROSE Gender: Presents as FEMALE Age: 55-70 HAZEL Gender: Presents as FEMALE Age: 55-70 ROBIN (role not available) Gender: Presents as MALE Age: 55-70 SLO REP does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. XANADU By Douglas Carter Beane Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne (ELO) and John Farrar This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends, Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Based on the Universal Pictures cult classic movie of the same title, which starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly, Xanadu is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired. Rehearsals: May 3-June 2, 2022 Performances: June 3- July 3, 2022 (28 Shows) Characters: Kira (clio) The youngest of Zeus's daughters and the muses. Falls in love with Sonny. Pretty. Adventurous. Honest and determined. Muse of history and the leader of the muses. Gender: Presents as FEMALE Age: 18 to 25 Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Sonny Malone A self-critical and depressed, mortal, chalk artist who falls in love with Kira. Handsome, but not particularly smart. He embodies 1980s pop culture and is very much a California dreamer. Gender: Presents as MALE Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: B3 Danny Maguire (zeus) The hard-nosed "all work and no play" businessman who owns the theater he once built for his love, Kira. Used to be a budding artist like Sonny, but has since let money and greed consume him. Gender: Presents as MALE Age: 50 to 70 Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: A3 Calliope (aphrodite) Kira's older sister and fellow muse. She is jealous of Kira and as Melpomene's sidekick, plots with her for Kira's downfall. The Muse of epics. Gender: Presents as FEMALE Age: 30 to 60 Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Melpomene (medusa) Kira's oldest sister. Mother of the Sirens. She is jealous that Kira is the leader of the muses rather than herself, and therefore creates the plot for her downfall. Muse of tragedy. Gender: Presents as FEMALE Age: 25 to 60 Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Thalia One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of comedy. Actor doublings include: Siren, Young Danny, Tubes Singer, and Cyclops. Gender: Presents as MALE Age: 20 to 35 Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: C4 Euterpe One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of music. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, and Thetis. Gender: Presents as FEMALE Age: 20 to 35 Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: G3 Erato One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of lyrics and erotica. As Eros, she is responsible for shooting Kira with the arrow of love brought on by Melpomene and Calliope's spell. Actor doublings include: Siren, Andrews Sister, Eros, and Hera. Gender: Presents as FEMALE Age: 25 to 45 Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: G3 Terpsicore One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse. Muse of dance. As Hermes, the messenger of the gods, he is deeply masculine in voice but sassy and flippant in attitude. Actor doublings include: Siren, Tubes Singer, Hermes, and Centaur. Gender: Presents as MALE Age: 25 to 40 Vocal range top: C6 Vocal range bottom: C4 SLO REP does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.